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Incoming exchange students

Application to the University of Gothenburg in Mobility Online

As a nominated exchange student, you apply online through Mobility Online. The application form list several documents for upload, but for the Faculty of Arts the following is relevant. No other documents are required at this stage.

Faculty of Arts – instructions for uploading documents

  • Mandatory document – Transcript of Records.
  • Optional document – Short motivational/personal letter.

Choosing courses

Please notice that you do not have to choose your courses as part of the application in Mobility Online, although you can state the general area of interest or specific courses should you already made the decision or have a special interest in some courses.

As an exchange student, you do not pay any tuition fees and you do not apply for the courses through university admissions and associated deadlines. Choosing your courses is done in a separate process where we will contact you well in advance of the exchange and finalize your Learning agreement or study plan.

30 credits / semester = full time studies. The number of courses you should take depends on how many credits they are. Most commonly, courses are either 7, 5 or 15 credits.

We will not register students for more than 30 credits unless that is specifically required by the home University. Taking more than 30 credits/semester is very heavy and classes will be difficult to combine time wise.

Course mapping – parallel courses and study pace

In many countries, it is common that you take several courses parallel for the entire semester. At the University of Gothenburg, it is most common to take courses sequentially, that is, one course after the other, not parallel.

The semester is divided into 4 periods (or quarters). On some occasions, when courses are taught with less than 100% study pace, they can be combined with other courses during the same period.

50% pace = the course can be combined with other 50% pace courses

100% pace = the course should not be combined with other courses taught in the same period.

A 7, 5 credit course that is given with 100% study pace will be taught full time during 5 weeks. Such course is very difficult to combine with other courses taught in the same period. If the course instead is 50% study pace it can be combined with one additional 7, 5 credits course also taught in 50% pace during the same period. That is, the course load should never exceed 100% during the same period.

Acceptable example 1:

7,5 credits + EXAM 7,5 credits + EXAM 7,5 credits + EXAM 7,5 credits + EXAM

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Acceptable example 2:

15 credits + EXAM 15 credits + EXAM

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Acceptable example 3:

7,5 credits + EXAM 7,5 credits + EXAM 7,5 credits + EXAM (50 % study pace)

7,5 credits + EXAM (50 % study pace)

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Acceptable example 4

15 credits + EXAM (50 % study pace)
15 credits + EXAM (50 % study pace)

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Page Manager: Eva Englund|Last update: 5/6/2019
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